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Nancy Whitley had a large tumor, and her doctors thought she had only five years left to live. Seven years later, she wrote a letter to her surgeon, John Kern, MD: "Because of your knowledge and skill, I have lived to be part of all the great experiences I listed above. Thanks again."

An incidental discovery in a chemistry lab has turned into a project to help drug makers and doctors better heal th… https://t.co/2z6yoRx8Zu

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When the time came to establish his long-term practice, Dr. Sumit Isharwal chose the University of Virginia because of its world renowned academic prestige, and the idyllic nature of its surrounding. "Helping patients, and doing what is right for them, gives me great satisfaction, and a sense of purpose in life." - Dr Sumit Isharwal. #prostatecancer

#TeamTuesday: While attending James Madison University, Carl Lambert was a medic with the local rescue squad. He went on to become an English teacher and skydiving instructor, but while helping with skydiving accidents, he realized he missed patient care. So Lambert (he goes by his last name) went back to school, enrolling in the UVA School of Nursing's Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program. The 2-year master’s degree program is for people with bachelor's degrees in other fields who want to become nurses. Lambert graduated in spring 2017 and now works on our surgical trauma intensive care unit, which he was already familiar with from a school project. But he’s still closely involved with nursing education. Undergraduate nursing students do clinical rotations on our hospital units; our nurses carefully supervise them as they learn to do procedures and give patients medication. Lambert mentors students on our organ transplant unit, splitting his time between his own shifts on the surgical trauma ICU and time with the students. He loves that he gets to combine his passions for teaching and nursing and watch the students grow and gain confidence. He also says the transplant nurses are incredibly welcoming to him and his students. When he’s not at the hospital, Lambert still works as a skydiving instructor. He grew up in northern Virginia and went to Fishburne Military School, which is why he still answers to “Lambert!”

Grateful for the amazing legacy of Dyan Aretakis, a passionate advocate for teen health care, who impacted so many… https://t.co/j6p77wJIEo

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy recently recognized us as its 22nd certified care center for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Patient Xander Little and his dad, Coulter, joined our team for the ceremony.

@NovantHealthUVA Welcome to the Novant UVA family and the expanding specialty services offered to our community